Restore M1 MacMini from image


I’m looking to restore an M1 MacMini from a fully configured disk image, instead of installing and configuring everything from scratch.
So the workflow is basically just setting the disk image as the installation source.

I’m getting a spinning icon with “copying first boot packages” in the GUI windows, and Terminal is reporting “unknown operation image”.

Any suggestions on how to fix?

Thanks. :slight_smile:

Can you send the entire log to